Darwinism in San Jose: Sharks Must Adjust or Die

April 16th, 2010 by MJ Kasprzak Leave a reply »
It is April, and the San Jose Sharks are in trouble.

In other news, the sun rose in the east and will reportedly set in the west today.

This time of the year, playoffs is survival of the fittest. The fittest is not the most talented, but the most willing to do whatever it takes.

You know the old saying, will beats skill. Well, there is another one that applies here: It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog. Being someone with dogs, I know this saying well.

One of my dogs (the one pictured in my profile photo) is 13 years old. She is missing one of her canine teeth and the other one is broken off. Against a dog that fights back, she stands no chance. But dogs do not mess with her because they do not know that, and she does not act like that.

My other dog is a healthy and athletic, 18-month old, 50-pound Plott Hound/Lab mix. But she is submissive, and has run from dogs half her size. The Sharks are like her.

They are easily deterred from areas close to the net, taking away their chance at not only high-percentage rebound shots but the chance to screen the opposing goalie. Th ...

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